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Providence Saint Peter Foundation Christmas Forest Set for Nov. 24-30

November 02, 2011

Annual holiday fundraiser supports local, charitable health care

Olympia, Wash.— A visit to Providence St. Peter Foundation’s 24th annual Christmas Forest— opening Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24 — will bring holiday cheer and help support the Providence mission of providing health care services for those in need.

The festivities will run Nov. 24-30 at the Red Lion Hotel in Olympia with a display of custom decorated trees and wreaths, as well as local entertainment and a holiday gift shop. Admission to the public viewing is $6 for adults and $1 for children under 12. On Friday, Nov. 25, seniors aged 62 and older can attend for just $5.

This year the Foundation aims to raise $116,000 or more for the Fund-A-Need, helping the Critical Care Unit create an early mobility program, "Wake Up, Breathe & Move!" Modeled on national best practices, the program would allow patients to become mobile earlier in their recovery.

Special events

New this year is Ladies Night Out, an event that includes festive celebration with beverages, savory and sweet treats and shopping. Other special events include Kids’ Day, Santa Breakfast, Silver Bells Breakfast, and the Light Up a Life Ceremony. Advance reservations are required for catered meal events. Visit www.provforest.org for a complete schedule of events.

Public viewing schedule

Thursday, Nov. 24, 11 am-5 pm
Friday, Nov. 25, 10 am-8 pm
Saturday, Nov. 26, 12-8 pm
Sunday, Nov. 27, 11 am-6 pm
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 3-8 pm

More than 300 community volunteers, 60 local businesses, and hundreds of individuals and professional groups have joined together to create the annual Christmas Forest. The event sponsor is Titus-Will Chevrolet-Cadillac-Hyundai.

Christmas Forest has generated more than $4 million throughout its history for charity care and medical equipment at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Providence Mother Joseph Care Center, Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice and Providence St. Francis House.

Contact: Kelle Schalin, Providence St. Peter Hospital Foundation
360.493.7985 or kelle.schalin@providence.org